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Pronunciation: (blō'out"), [key]
1. a sudden bursting or rupture of an automobile tire.
2. a sudden or violent escape of air, steam, or the like.
3. a hollow formed in a region of shifting sands or light soil by the action of the wind.
4. an uncontrollable escape of oil, gas, or water from a well.
5. Aeron.flame-out.
6. Slang.a lavish party or entertainment.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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